Holidays brings about some of the best parties there are. Really it’s something about the holidays that makes folks step their game up. With that being said one thing you don’t want to happen is to over drink and say things you can’t take back.
It’s often said that kids and drinkers speak the truth. It’s a true statement. When people drink they get loose lips. However at a holiday party isn’t the time to use your alcohol muscles. Alcohol muscles gives you the courage to tell someone at a party how you really feel. Well the problem with alcohol muscles is that once the alcoholic high wears off and it will, you’re left with broken relationships. You often don’t get to take it back. It’s out there.
It goes without saying that if you’re attending a patty whether for a job or friend related that less is best. I know companies that have alcohol to no end, but the quickest way to lose your job and be in the faith line is to start some office drama because you can’t hold your liquor. The rule of thumb is to have one drink that you sip on lightly before eating and then one after you eat. Also try to eat a small snack before you go so if there’s time in between courses you aren’t getting drunk or tipsy.
After that it’s safe to stick to a limited amount of drinks so you can know what’s going on around you. I’ve seen plenty of hook ups at office parties that have ended marriages and ended good relationships at work. Now if you are at your girlfriend’s house and partying hard you want to limit the drinks as well. Even if you’re staying overnight you don’t want to be the one that was doing too much and have all of the guests talking and whispering. Trust me they will.
Have fun by all means but watch the amount of alcohol you consume during the season. Also even you are married and you go somewhere together still be careful as arguments can ensue and that can be uncomfortable for others to witness. Know your limit and If you notice that you’re getting to your limit by all means get a cab, Lyft, or Uber home. You don’t want to drive in that state. Have a plan in place so you can maintain some type of decorum. The last thing you want to do is have your “fun” night turn into an instant tragedy.
Have a safe and happy holiday!!